Hi folks. I wanted to introduce myself. I picked up a heavily used and abused 2002 Honda Shadow 750 A.C.E. Deluxe in Black. I have ridden a Honda 125cc scooter for exactly five minutes and that was Sunday. I wrecked trying to do a uturn not knowing how difficult it was (i remember throttle in slow turns, but i gave it a LOT of throttle, oops). The bike wasn't damaged, my leg was only a little damaged, but the grin on my face was unbreakable. Now I have a Shadow and do my BRC course next week. I plan on picking up a Bell Qualifier and some boots and driving in circles in a local parking lot. Oh, and I need to learn how to work on bikes. It looks a hell of a lot easier to work on than my track cars, so I am not worried. Anyway,
I have a slew of things to fix which will be a combination of the FSM, you guys (search button, obviously), and my own intuition (I'm screwed). I have never owned or ridden a bike, really, and I have no idea what I am doing.
(cosmetic)Gas tank clear coat/ fender rust/ exhaust rust
Front fender crack
Rear fender rust
PO claimed it used to have a small oil leak that could come back from the left side below the fuel line
Arcing at the Aft cylinder head while running (yikes)
Choke won't stay out (put a office clip on it to hold it and take it off when the engine is warm)
Inconsistent brake light function
Dead turn signals
Neutral light doesn't work
Engine cutoff with kickstand inconsistent
Sticky clutch lever
Stripped seat bolt
PO states handle bars slightly crooked after his first wreck when he first got it ten years ago
If I am missing anything feel free to let me know. It has a mustang seat with sissy bar and bitch seat and hard leather saddlebags with frame. I got it for 800. I was unsure when I first looked at it and then the PO turned it on for me. I giggled like a school girl. It sounds so righteous I felt like yelling "WITNESS ME!" and hopping on and bolting off into the sunset. Except I don't know how to ride it.
Anyways, hello everyone.